Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)
Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)
Assay is for the detection of Chlamydiae in direct specimens. Chlamydia trachomatis strains are major etiologic agents of sexually transmitted diseases.
1. Specimens should be collected early in the acute phase of
infection. The chance of microorganism recovery is best during
the first 3 days after onset and is greatly reduced beyond 5 days
with many microorganisms
2. Preferred Specimen: 1 swab or 1 slide (1 swab or 1 slide
minimum) urethral, cervical, rectal mucosal, eye or
nasopharyngeal specimens submitted in a Pathfinder(R)
Chlamydia Trachomatis Direct specimen collection kit slide
container or equivalent
3. Acceptable specimen: Specimen on a clean glass microscope
slide fixed with methanol or in a VCM or equivalent medium tube
Reported (Analytical Time)
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1. Transport Temperature: Slides/Smears: Room Temperature VCM medium (green-top) tube or equivalent: -70 degrees Celcius 2. Specimen Stability: Smear or slides; Room temperature and Refrigerated, 7 days Smear or slides; Frozen, Unacceptable VCM medium or equivalent (UTM); Room temperature and Frozen, Unacceptable VCM medium or equivalent (UTM); Refrigerated, 48 hours VCM medium or equivalent (UTM); -70 degrees Celsius, 30 days 3. Reject Criteria: Unfixed slides; raw (not in transport) samples; urine; wooden shaft or calcium alginate swabs; dry swabs; swabs in bacterial gel-based transport media; swabs in nucleic acid transport media; tissues in fixatives. 4. Test code #11361 Chlamydia trachomatis rRNA Detection [TMA] is recommended for urine specimens.